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class to hispanics and to women. the night's headliner michelle obama, she blew the roof off the place. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> keynote speaker julian castro touched the crowd with his story of humble beginnings the first hispanic to deliver a keynote speech at the dnc. he talked up the president but delivered a punch to mitt romney. >> i don't think governor romney nent meant any marm. he has no idea how good he's had it. mitt romney quite simply doesn't get it. >> it was a democratic party so speakers served up a lot of red meat. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar men make. maybe 23 cents doesn't sound like a lot to someone with a swiss bank account, a cayman island investment. >> put simply, women in america cannot trust mitt romney. >> i want to bring in ruth marcus, columnist for "washington post" and political reporter nick con sore ri. let's talk about michelle obama. it was called a resounding trium triumph. what do you think she ac
hualien castro and first lady michelle obama. no secret that the obama campaign is trying to win over hispanics and women. now, they do have a big lead with both, but will need to hold or build on it for november. and before either speaker takes the stage, the president will be campaigning in norfolk, virginia today. a state that just happens to be 54% women. let me write in roll call politics reporter and political editor. welcome to both of you. so michelle obama. i think her job is maybe uniquely complicated. she's very well liked. viewed favorably by almost seven in ten americans. but he's well liked, too. you can love someone and, i don't know, still not want to live with them? can you think barack obama is a great guy but maybe he hasn't shown you that he can solve the country's problems? what is michelle obama's job tonight? >> it's to simply humanize her husband and build on the high like ability score for him. the first lady has appalachin a rating of nine points higher than her husband. so her job hands down is to just make him seem like a family man. >> doesn't he already h
, but the democratic national convention is an obama party. former president bill clinton dazzled the crowd last night with a full embrace of the president, his policies, his ideas and strategy in a 48 minute speech that went off contour but not off message pep made the case for four more years. >> the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in. >> clinton praised past republican presidents but launched pointed attacks against extremists. he used his style to boil things down. his message was pretty simple. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> i want to bring in national political reporter for the atlantic, molly and david. dana, it looked like he was having the time of his life. you wrote it was clinton's house but he's not running. so what's the impact to what end? >> i thought by the end of it he thought he would ask for a repeal of the 22nd amendment. oil take t
of lots of promises and lofty rhetoric made by the early obama presidency or by candidate obama and look at the broken promises. this is not an economic recovery. >> in a statement from the romney campaign, governor, they said for every new net job created 4 million americans gave up looking for work entirely. do they have a point? >> here's the point. paul ryan voted against every single jobs bill that president obama sent to the congress. americans aren't giving up. we're going to continue to move forward. but we really could make even faster progress if the republicans instead of trying to slow down our nation's recovery would vote for the thing that actually work to create more jobs because our best days are in front of us. this was a deep recession we were dealt. >> without a doubt it was a deep recession and without a doubt there's been a lot of difficulty in getting both sides to work together. the question is, how do you do that and you can do that? let me give you one example, governor. manufacturing jobs last month dropped by 15,000. last night we heard president obama promise
are directly linked to are really crucial as the numbers are so, so tight between president obama and mitt romney, ryan, do you think it's a different question? romney had to essential introduce himself. the president says there will be nor policy. does he have to do that? >> sure. the entire question is tough to answer, because of course most people are not better off, but it's also a partly silly question, because it's like saying, hey, were you better off at the peak of the housing bubble than you were after it crashed? it's like telling somebody with a terrible hangover, hey, you were way better off last night when you were at the bar. i saw you there. you were great. so the guy thinks, yeah you're right, maybe i should just go back to the bar. that's sort of what they're trying to tell voters, hey, you were great when this bubble was going on, so let's get another bubble and everything will be okay. >>> let me show a bit of mitt romney from his convention speech. >> for the first time, the majority of americans now doubt that our children will have a better future. >> well, roger i'm
>>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. well, if cash is king, president obama is back on top this morning. just edging out mitt romney in fundraising. obama and the dnc raised $114 million. the romney campaign and the rnc came in at $111.6, mitt romney's highest ever haul, but he still couldn't beat president obama. and money isn't the only place president obama looks like he has a slight advantage. a new poll shows he's getting a bounce from the convention. let me bring in david hawkings. good to see both of you. >> good morning, chris. >> good morning. chuck todd is one of the people who is saying this morning money is not going to decide this race. there is so much of it. they both have hundreds of millions of dollars that they've spent and will spend. but is there a psychological advantage when it comes to outraising the other side? >> i think it's good for the obama campaign in terms of showing enthusiasm. for the first time, today raise more money than april. i think overall, as other people have said, there's so much money, one. and then, two republican sewer packs are
because the obama campaign continues to use this against him. they have a new ad out in ohio this morning that uses that 47% comment against him. >> alex, romney went again after president obama for not meeting with benjamin netanyahu. mitt romney said he should be more specific about his own foreign policy, and listen to. >> well, let's see what i've done since i came into office. i said i'd end the war in iraq. i did. i said that we'd go after al qaeda. they've been decimated in the fatah. that we'd go after bin laden. he's gone. so i've executed on my foreign policy, and it's one that the american people largely agree with. so, you know, if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> alex, what's he trying to do there? >> well, first i think what the president is trying to do is, you know, there's been a very consistent critique of his performance on foreign policy from the right, that the obama administration has not been supportive enough of allies like israel, has not been assertive enough with iran. what obama's trying to do is claim a sort
have shown that barack obama is losing a little bit in foreign policy and they seem to sense maybe there's an opportunity there. here he is criticizing the president for his handling of the libyan consulate attack. >> i think there have been a number of members in the administration, including state department who said this was a terrorist attack. the white house and the president are continuing not to admit what their own administration is saying, and i think it's pretty clear that they haven't wanted to level with the american people. >> the campaign obviously things they can get some traction on that. do you think they can? >> i thank can because on this case the facts are kind of on his side. i mean the obama administration's reaction to the libyan attack, specifically blaming it on the video for ore a week really wasn't a fine moment for him. he should level with the american people. if you don't know anything, don't say anything. he can get traks. he made some missteps and so he was unable to take vax of that as much as he could. but he definitely can do so in the future. >>
journal" mariss poll shows president obama with a seven-point lead in new hampshire, two-point leads in nevada and north carolina. virginia could be the bellwether. both the president and mitt romney campaigned there yesterday, and the latest poll shows the president with with a slight edge. let me bring in perry bacon and susan. good to see both of you. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm sure you saw what charles cr krauthhammer wrote this morning. make the case and go large. it might just work and it's not too late. what do you think, susan? does mitt romney need to take risks and go big? >> one thing is for sure. the debate this week in denver on wednesday is a big deal for the romney campaign. he has to make his case, and he has to mak his case he's a better candidate than barack obama. he has to throw some punches. he can't just kind of go in there sort of apologetically and be very gentle with obama. he has to really throw some punches and show people why he's the better candidate. i think a lot of these polls are a little bit overstated. i think the democrats ha
than barack obama. he has to throw some punches. he can't just kind of go in there sort of apologetically and be very gentle with obama. he has to really throw some punches and show people why he's the better candidate. i think a lot of these polls are a little bit overstated. i think the democrats have been oversampled in a lot of polls, and i don't think there's that huge of a gap between romney and obama. nonetheless, he has to make a really strong stand in the first debate. this is probably the most important debate for him at this point in the campaign. >> i don't want to let that statement about polls go unanswered. eugene robinson's piece today is about what he calls the new conspiracy. republicans diluted that there are skewed polls. paul ryan was the latest one to join on the bandwagon last night talking about wisconsin. >> i don't believe that particular poll. i won't get into the methodologies about it. >> they weren't talking about a specific poll in na statement, which sounds like it doesn't matter to him which poll it is but it's tainted. what's your take o
to object to president obama and to the statement that came out in the egyptian embassy, and the u.s. embassy in egypt the other night, and to broaden the conservation into a bigger one of how the two would differ on foreign policy toward the middle east in general. we saw a lot of republicans coming together a little bit more around romney than they have on the first day when they said that he had spoken inappropriately and quite a few of them said it was not right for him to object to a president at a time when the u.s. ambassador had died, but yesterday, they were coalescing somewhat talking more about the unrest in the middle east and saying that under president obama that would not be happening and he would both take a harder line and things would be more peaceful. i think that they want to draw the bright lines in the big picture between two of them as presidential candidates. >> there is a line between a lot of to republicans who have differing opinions about whether what mitt romney has done over the last couple of days is smarter or not so smart. let me play for jon huntsm
for some. and the -- [ applause ] >> also jingling republican news is a new poll that shows president obama has opened up a five-point lead among likely voters. for the first type since march his approval rating has hit 50. on the centerpiece of mitt romney's campaign, the economy, he's lost the six-point advantage he had in july on how to handle the economy the candidates are now tied. joining me is perry bacon political editor for the grio and msnbc contributor and ron foreignier fornier editor-in-chief of the national journal. good morning. romney's own supporters have said any day he is not able to talk about the economy is a bad day for the campaign so how bad is this for mitt romney right now? >> this last three weeks have been horrible for mitt romney. co coming out of the convention his goal was to humanize himself, show he had some empathy with the public to close that empathy gap. what has happened is he has not been able to close that gap and president obama has been able to do what he needed to get done which is to convince americans that the country is heading on the right trac
pulling away from him. the new quinnipiac lead gives obama a ten-point ad in ohio, nine points in florida, whopping 12 points in pennsylvania. this is aew cnbc pollha shows president obama nine points u on romney when it comes to who would do a better job on the economy. good to see you. >> great to be here. >> we suld say the polls were done at a time when the % mm by mitt romney was getting a lot of publicity, his tax returns wut o there. let me play for you what was said when i asked what do you make of the polls. >> they're overpolling democrats to ph the pdent ers. >> is this what the romney camp really believes, matt? is it correct? >> you know, think ear going to grasp at any straw that they can. it's a problemf what happens ecliante in the an primary season, right? he looks nice. you can take him home to mom. . and then you have to transfer to a general election. you have t try toavoid saying anything to make a case for yourself and those are two different ings >> tuenect do you do. one of the things they talked about, they said it in "the new york times," let's get mitt romney
at the white house right now. we are also waiting for a statement from president obama about the death of ambassador chris stevens in addition we are also going to be hearing from mitt romney a little later. let's go to our white house correspondent, chuck todd. >> i think we will hear similar words. but it's important that you did hear from secretary clinton first, and let me tell you why. thesediplomats. there are friends and donors in the safe countries in the safe allies, and then people like chris stevens who work under any administration, democrat or republican, and this was almost an attempt bisect clinton as a morale boost to the other career diplomats that are working in countries with large muslim populations, and we could see -- and there's a heightened alert right now, where we could see more protests taking place, and there's a concern for safety of those. you can't describe sort of the state department family there, and the importance of secretary clinton speaking clearly to the diplomat folks, and they put their lives on the line and don't have weapons to fight back with
would rather be talking about obama than about romney. that's been the case all along. this is why david axelrod always wants it to be a choice rather than a referendum because a referendum on obama would be difficult, in part for the reasons that are alluded to in what obama was saying. he hasn't been working from the outside-in. he did pass his health care bill as an inside job. shutting down lobbyists, did not have public support. all the same sort of inside washington, inside ball game stuff and that's part of why he turned people off. he hasn't done what he said he did, which was work an outside-in game. the question,s can he do that during the election? bring people from behind in the election like he never did for his legislative agenda. >> bringing in john sununu, a mitt romney supporter. good morning, governor. good to see you. >> good morning. how are you? >> well. too much being made of the president's comments? are they pretty straight forward? >> actually, i think not enough. let me tell you what the proceedprocee president's problem is. looking to see if you lead from the i
important event is are these debates. the debates are going to -- we're going to see romney versus obama. we're really going to see them hash it out. i think that's going to be the next opportunity for the romney campaign to really show their stuff. >> i want to bring in mark mckinnon, dailybeast.com contributor. great to see you, mark. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> i'm sure you know, you were mentioned in that politico piece. the comparison was stewart stevens, this romney adviser, is doing three jobs. quote, it would be as if george w. bush had run for president in 2000 with one person playing the roles of karl rove, mark mckinnon and michael gerson. is stewart stevens the problem. is this all on mitt romney since his campaign says he's making all the decisions? >> well, i remember very clearly september of 2000, we called it black september in the bush campaign. we were down by three points. all the guns started shooting at us. everybody wanted me fired because the ads were terrible and the campaign was going down the drain. they wanted all our heads. it was a lot of talk of in
himself. he was in a position to make it one point obama and his presidency the issue. he's lost that chance by what happened at the convention. >> actually, i think he might have lost that chance when he picked paul ryan as his running mate. >> absolutely. lynn is absolutely right. >> that's -- that is where that turned. before then, i think it was a referendum on obama's tenure as the leader of our economy. >> right. he had bob portman, he had a perfect chance to win ohio to say i'm a centrist mainstream republican. here i am. i told you people on the right where i stand on things. i'm now not going to pick the most radical, both fis fiscally and in terms of physical policy guy in washington of any influence. he went to ryan and he stuck with him now and he brought him nothing, ryan. >> charlie crist, a rmepublican and now independent and he does support president obama. governor, good to see you. to carl's point as well as lynn's and let's talk about this selection of paul ryan. you come from a state obviously with a very large older population, key voting bloc. they vote in b
that jokingly, but it would be helpful being latino. >> well, obama for america campaign manager jim ma mess in issued this statement -- "it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half of the american people view themselves as victims entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation." in a late-night news conference, romney responded. >> well, you know, it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question, and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way, but it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry, which is, look, the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them. and therefore, i'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in t
life has become harder for americans. >> today both candidates are in florida. president obama hitting miami and tampa. mitt romney has just one event in sarasota. but the pace of his campaign is about to change a lot. more appearances, fewer fund-raisers. next week he'll take a bus tour through ohio with his running mate paul ryan. let me bring in susan page and "washington post" columnist dana milbank. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> let's talk about this change in tone, susan. mitt romney sounded very different i think last night than he did with fox news just a day ago when he was standing by his comments. what's going on here? >> well, i think he felt the need to do a little damage control and repair after those 47% comments. of course, he was speaking yesterday before univision which is an audience that maybe wanted to hear a more moderate tone. it's late in the day to be changing the tone of your message. we're past not only the primaries but past political conventions which is the point where maybe you've got a slightly more open field to try t
online finally, losing weight clicks. >>> president obama is in new york right now. he will address the united nations general assembly kicking off cha will be an extremely busy day for both candidates mixing policy and politics. but both the president's foreign policy and his schedule are coming under fire. he will not meet with a single world leader while the united nations is in session. that is a big break with tradition. instead, leaving secretary of the state hillary clinton with a nearly nonstop series of meetings including meeting with the leaders of afghanistan, egypt and pakistan. but the president did take an appearance on the talk show "the view." >> i just have a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think that you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> and while the president took a shot at mitt romney over the economy, romney was hammering him over foreign policy. insisting the president's comments about bumps in the road in the middle east were out of line. >> these are developments we do not want to see. >> i want to bring in my fa
, they're all friends. i'm a big fan. but in was not the moment to sit aton mitt romney, by barack obama, by everyone else. but not this day and at this time. >> jamie rubin, there is a schedule. obviously that the campaign feels it wants to keep. they have a lot of eventsoming up justtoday. e sorough sds 15 minutes. to something. what would you say about this? >> well, i come from the foreign policy side of the house and worked at th state department and the president's schedule would come up in meetings with the white house. an there's always thisen eee ection calculations, the political calculations, and those in the foreign policy professionals. you know, from the standpoint of a professional, obviously you'd ke to see the president engage with these crucial countries, not just our friend israel, but a lot of friends that we hin w o aa p it, countries where they're at crucial times where the presidential involvement could make a difference. so broadly speaking, that's what a foreign policy professional would want. obviously other equities won t. ey psumacled president is doing reason
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